Old Hall Hotel Caister

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  1. gloworm

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    Anyone thinking of going its now £15 per night, £10 refundable at bar or restaurant, and £15 Deposit on booking, Still a good deal.

    Eric
     
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    No. .. stopped going when they dropped out of Britstops. The breakfast was good for a fiver.
     
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    thanks..
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Eric. We are booked in for four nights following the Norfolk Show.
    As you say, still good value.
    Brisey.
     
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    Thanks. Not surprised as when we were chatting with the manager, he said that too many people were simply taking the mickey and abusing the whole idea. Also why they dropped out of Britstops. Since we spend at least that in the bar/restaurant it is still good value
     
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    we have stopped there a few times last and this year, it's handy for Great Yarmouth, having a bus stop over the road. Yarmouth isn't the place it was, it seems to have gone down hill with many big shops closing down. Simpsons motorhome dealers aren't far way and are very good to deal with.
     
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    It's people like this that spoil it for others.. nothing but short sighted freeloaders.. makes me angry .. :mad:

    Britstops says there is 'no obligation' to buy.. but it is certainly expected and just a common courtesy to repay your host by giving something in return for his hospitality.

    I managed a pub in Kent , and we would get ramblers using the car park all day.. on return, many never came near the bar.. some even had the nerve to use the picknick tables and eat their own sandwiches. These are FREELOADERS .. so the same applies to a motorhomer who expects to use pub facilities and not pay.. :mad:
     
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    Totally agree with that, Jim.
     
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    Yeah, I can see that.

    But on the other hand, I have all my Britstops showing on SatNav and will often call in to "suss them out", even though I don't intend staying. So they get a bit extra custom and should take it as "quid pro quo" - Gordon
     
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    sorry, don't quite follow..

    if you are just sussing them out, you are not staying, so why would you be obliged to buy anything ?

    are you saying it's ok to stay and buy nothing if the pub is busy with sussers ?
     
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    Jim, been using "Brit Stops" off and on for 3 years now and never once eaten in any of them, but I/we do have a drink or 3 each night. Why would I eat out when I have everything I need to cook in the MH. I do feel sorry for landlords hearing that some MHer's park up around 10am go out all day come back late and do not come into the bar and drive off in the morning, but as one landlord stated "out of 10 MH only 1 would not buy something so worth it". A few places we have stayed in the last 2 months have stated "stay for a few days"
     
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    where did I say you had to eat ?????

    I said " to repay your host by giving something in return for his hospitality."

    anyone who stays and doesn't give something in return is a freeloader.

    If I were managing a pub and had freeloaders, I would also pull out of Britstops
     
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    Don't no how to put this without it sounding derogatory, but Jim in other threads you state that you don't eat out and don't drink, so do you mean you actually pay to stay on these pub britstops.
     
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    Jim, take a "chill pill" I was not getting at you or your post ONLY telling you WHAT we do and what we have been told. I DID NOT say I disagree with you.............................
     
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    well..it certainly sounds derogatory to me.. what is your point ?

    you can buy many things at Britstops.. other than booze.. :rolleyes:

    coffee, soft drinks, farm food, etc .. and not all are pubs..

    but what I buy or don't buy at a Britstop has absolutely nothing to do with YOU and has no pertinence to the thread..
     
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    once again a thread has become personal.. I'm out
     
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    See I knew you would take it the wrong way, but you say you repay them , all I was asking is do you actually give them something for letting you stay.
     
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    We did visit Old Hall Hotelcaister this year and great place to stop over. Guess it's off the list "places to return too" none the less wish the landlord all the luck in the world.
     
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    This is my problem with britstops , all though you are not obliged to go in , I could never stay and not buy something but I would be more than happy to pay say a tenner, rather than go in and maybe spend £50 on meals and drinks that I could manage without.
     
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